carry/win the day

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of carry/win the day

: to win or be successful : prevail
  • The "no" vote carried the day.
  • We believe that truth and justice will carry/win the day.

Word by Word Definitions

carry play
  1. : to move while supporting : transport

  2. : to convey by direct communication

  3. : conduct, escort

  1. : carrying power

  2. : portage

  3. : the act or method of carrying

win play
  1. : to get possession of by effort or fortune

  2. : to obtain by work : earn

  3. : to gain in or as if in battle or contest

  1. : victory

day play
  1. : the time of light between one night and the next

  2. : daylight

  3. : daytime


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